Scientists have discovered five planets, slightly smaller than the Earth, orbiting a star in a system almost as old as our universe.
Six more cases of measles have been confirmed in California following an outbreak at Disneyland that began in December, public health officials said, raising to...
Under stress certain genes in the placenta are modified including one which affects cells that regulate growth and nutrient uptake in babies, a study says.
After enduring severe criticism in previous disasters, Uber is capping how much fares can be increased during the major snowstorm that's hitting the US.
Disneyland sought to reassure visitors that the theme park was safe amid a measles outbreak that began there in late December and prompted state health officials...
The braided beard on a mask of pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy last year after it detached, Egyptian Museum conservators say.
Many cases of the disorder might actually be a more subtle form of fetal alcohol syndrome, one study suggests.
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A US company has produced a two-seat neighbourhood car created on a 3D printer, and plans to put it on sale later in the year.
There is increasing evidence that bilingualism can affect how the brain works.
Through the analysis of data, such as Facebook "likes", computers can be a better judge of people's personalities, researchers say.
The world's biggest subscription video on demand service is expected to be launched in Australia in a few months, but there are already claims the arrival of...
Scientists have found that the Milky Way's neighbour, Andromeda, may have a history of `violence', with its stars being more disordered.
Upset by a delayed flight, at least two Chinese passengers opened emergency exit doors in protest as the plane was taxiing, forcing it to abort takeoff, police...

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